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On this page, you can read questions and answers about our live-in home care service.

What does live-in care mean?

Many people ask – what is live-in care? This is where one of our professionally trained carers lives with you in your own home – full-time, seven days a week – so there is always care on-hand whenever you need it.

24 hour live-in care is a wonderful, welcome alternative to residential care. No upheaval, no disruption and allows you to be independent, stay close to friends, keep pets and most importantly maintain all your hobbies and interests.

Why use a live-in care agency, rather than hiring a private live-in carer?

With our live-in care service, you benefit from our 20 years experience in the care sector and on-going support from our team. Our live-in care is a bespoke service, completely tailored to your needs.

We begin by one of our experienced team visiting you at your home, listening carefully to your needs and we then establish a comprehensive assessment of how we can help. We’ll match you with one of our carefully selected and professionally trained carers and once we have introduced you, you’ll have the on-going advice and support from our office team.

You also have the full confidence and knowledge that we are fully regulated and regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

Talk to one of our team to find out more about how we can help.

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How does the live-in home care service work?

With Trinity’s Live-in Care Service, one of our team will visit you at home to carry out a care needs assessment. During the assessment, a bespoke personal support plan will be designed just for you. We’ll then match you to one of our professional carers, using our Matchcare Program, where we carefully select someone we think will suit your lifestyle. You can be reassured that all of our carers are fully trained, and vetted through a vigorous recruitment process.

With this service, you’ll also receive on-going support and advice from our in-house office team. You’ll also benefit from the on-going support of a dedicated care manager – who’ll be at the end of the phone if you need someone to talk to and we’ll also provide local back up and support from our field-based supervisors if your carer is ill or needs the support of our team.

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Employing a live-in carer

Our live-in care service is managed and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This means that every live-in carer on our books is employed and paid by Trinity Homecare.  Each carer works for a defined period and then hands over to a replacement in accordance with a booking schedule, managed by a Trinity dedicated care manager.

Managed live-in care is a great alternative to self-managed live-in care as it offers reassurance and complete management by our team of professionals.

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Can I have a male live-in carer?

We have many male live-in carers, many of whom have been nominated for our Trinity Home Care Values Awards. If you have a preference, please do let our team know.
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Is there short-term temporary live-in care?

Yes – we can provide you with as much care as you need. For example, if you have just left hospital and need round the clock support while you are recovering, take a look at our Post Operative Care plan. will be we can help. We can also help with respite care, where we give your regular carer a break.
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What is respite live-in care?

This is also short-term and temporary live-in care at home – we call this our Respite Care plan. It means we can step in and give your full-time carer a break whenever they may need it. As always, we would provide a comprehensive assessment of your needs so that we can simply walk into your home and take over all the responsibility and tasks your carer does on a daily basis.
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What is live-in home help?

Over the past 20 years of providing care, we have seen that having a dedicated carer in your home, who totally understands you and your needs, brings great reassurance and peace of mind.

Our live-in TrinityCarers are there to provide you with all the support you need – whether that is live-in home help, as in supporting you with the odd jobs around the home or more hands on personal care, like help with bathing and dressing and supporting you with your morning or night time routine. They’ll also help you get out and about shopping, going up to medical and hospital appointments and keeping up with family and friends.

Will my live-in carer drive?

Some of our live-in carers are drivers and will be happy to drive you wherever you need to go. If you wish your live-in carer to use your car, we would advise you to inspect their driving license to see that it covers driving your car. You’ll also need to arrange for them to be insured under your own insurance at your own cost.

Will my live-in carer cook for me?

Yes, our carers are happy to shop for your food and cook all your favourite, nutritious meals.

Do you provide live-in nursing care?

Our live-in carers will help with all personal care, (like washing, dressing and supporting morning and night time routines), supervision of medication, helping with odd jobs, cleaning, cooking and companionship. However nursing care, such as wound care, injections, suppositories and the like are not services we provide.

Do you just provide live-in care for an elderly person?

It’s not just elderly people who can benefit from live-in care. We also offer Personal Assistants for younger people too.
Personal Assistants for Younger People

How much does a live-in carer cost?

Working out the cost of your live-in care can be confusing but working in the care sector for the past 20 years, our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and take great pride in being open and flexible according to your budget.

Needing care no longer automatically means needing a care home and you may be pleasantly surprised at what you could be eligible for in terms of local funding to remain at home. Our team are adept at negotiating the various government and local agencies to help you manage your care on a tight budget.

The cost of a live-in carer will vary according to your circumstances but with a budget of around £1,100 per week, remaining at home becomes a cost-effective solution compared with the cost of residential care or a nursing home. And of course, if you’re a couple, sharing the one-to-one attention of a live-in carer at home, makes even more financial sense.

More on the cost of care can be found here.

If you’re beginning the journey into the world of care, give us a call today and let one of our experienced team guide you through your options.
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What do I need to provide for my live-in carer?

You’ll need to have a suitable, furnished, warm, secure, and private room for your carer to live-in with you.

As your Trinity Carer may spend their breaks and downtime in their room; it is nice for them to have furnishings such as a comfortable bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, an armchair, desk and television where possible.

We suggest that the Trinity Carers room is lockable, or if this isn’t possible, that there is a safe place for them to keep their personal belongings and valuables.

They are also advised to keep your home secure by locking windows and doors as per your instructions and are instructed not to invite their own friends and family to visit them at your home.

How many days and hours will my live-in carer work?

Although the TrinityCarer lives in your home, they are not expected to care 24 hours a day.

A typical day will be broken into contact/work time and non- contact/downtime, based around your daily routines and preferences. On average a TrinityCarer may typically work 8-10 hours a day.

In order to comply with employment law regulations, your carer will require a minimum two-hour break in every working day. During this time they must be free to leave your home.

On average, most carers will work six and a half or seven days a week.